Art performance in response to National Tourism Year held
Update: Apr 06, 2015
Nearly 300 artists from northern central provinces and central Quang Nam and Binh Phuoc provinces participated in a traditional performance on April 4 in response to the National Tourism Year 2015 held in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

The event featured folk songs and dances with traditional musical tools as well as folk games of participating localities.

The event aims to introduce the traditional values in close link with daily life of local residents in the nation building and development, thus contributing to preserving and promoting them.

The Opening Week for the National Tourism Year-Thanh Hoa 2015 is being held in Thanh Hoa from April 3 to 10, and marked by 10 events, which include a requiem for war martyrs; the 50th anniversary of the Ham Rong Victory; the announcement for the Ma River tour; and the Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Viet Nam recognised by UNESCO, have been planned.

According to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, during the National Tourism Year in Thanh Hoa, more than 20 events are held in 15 provinces and cities that have been labelled as World Heritage Sites in the country.

They include the fifth anniversary of the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Ha Noi being honoured as a World Cultural Heritage, along with the Co Loa Temple festival (Ha Noi), the Ha Long Carnival 2015, the Yen Tu Festival (in Quang Ninh province), the Hung Temple Festival (Phu Tho province); the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Festival (Bac Giang province); and the festival of Sen Village (Nghe An province). Other events also include the Hue Traditional Crafts Festival (Hue), the "Quang Nam– Heritage Journey" (Quang Nam province); and the Central Highlands Gongs Festival (Gia Lai province).